Reviews of Fairwinds Recruiting

Candidate and Client reviews of their experiences of working with Fairwinds Recruiting. Our partnership approach to the recruitment process is a testament of the candid comments below.


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“If you just want a recruiter you can find them anywhere. If you want a valued partner and an experienced adviser who’s going to help you find and hire the best people, use Dan and Fairwinds Recruiting. 
We had a very challenging position to fill and Dan not only took the time to fully understand our needs and provide a steady flow of great candidates but also helped me understand the subtle differences in the domain from which I was hiring. Additionally, every single candidate commented on how much they enjoyed working with Dan. Dan and Fairwinds Recruiting are two names I will take with me as I navigate my career.”

February 16, 2017,  Director of Global Education Services at Host Analytics Inc – Angel Viloria, Angel
Angel was a client of Dan’s

“Dan shows the value that a recruiter can bring to the job search process. His professionalism, experience and insight not only helps with the mechanics of navigating the interview process, but also helped me to dig into my own experiences to help sell me.  Whether I was looking for another job, or looking to hire someone, I’d look to Dan for his support in bringing a solid match together.” 

September 7, 2015 – Dan Bass, Account Executive at Deque Systems, Inc.

“Dan is undoubtedly a top notch recruiter. He is incredibly thorough, from coaching me through the interview process to providing quick feedback, and keeping me updated on the current status. He has a great positive energy and really focuses on the individual. I was very impressed by how much attention he gave towards my job search. Ultimately, Dan was instrumental in placing me in a position I enjoy at a great company and I highly recommend him.”

June 14, 2015 – Shayee Wang, EPM Support Consultant, Host Analytics

“I highly recommend Dan as a recruiter and as a person. Dan is very knowledgeable with the Oracle Hyperion products and working with him is a pleasure. Dan does a very good job of matching the qualifications and personality of the candidate with the culture of the company.” 

June 11, 2015 – Ron Norman, Solutions Administrator at TopDown Consulting

“Dan is a great recruiter. He took time to understand what I was looking for and give me insights into my area I had not considered before. The bottom line he found me an opportunity and it was a great fit. I recommend Dan not because of his professionalism and follow up. But also because he focused in on what I was looking for and how to be successful in the long term.”

February 18, 2015 – Greg Howard, Implementation Consultant Host Analytics

“Over the last three years, I’ve worked with Dan on two prospective jobs (one I walked away from and one that turned out fantastic). Dan is well positioned with a network rich in contacts with excellent employers. While I wasn’t searching for a new position, he reached out to me with new opportunities with some of the best firms. He handled the entire recruiting process with discretion (scheduling calls at my convenience) and a professional attitude. Dan was responsive to calls and addressed each of my questions – finding answers and getting back to me quickly on some items. When negotiating, he was level headed, fair and just generally great to work with. In the end, I landed a great position with a fantastic company. Overall, I would recommend him highly to both employers and job professionals.”

February 6, 2015 – Marie Frederick, Solution Architect at Host Analytics Inc

“Dan is a true professional. During my recent job search, he acted as more of an adviser than recruiter. He is personable, honest, and knowledgeable around roles in the EPM space. He listened to my career goals and helped me land a job with a great company. I recommend him to any professionals looking to make a transition.”

Aaron Slack – Senior Consultant at TopDown Consulting, April 18, 2014,

“Dan and I crossed paths while I was in a transitional period and I am very glad that we did. He’ll only recruit for companies he believes to be sound, is very professional, and a real pleasure to work with.

April 27, 2013 – Jordan Wilcox, Senior Consultant at TopDown Consulting

“Working with Dan is one of the best things that happened in my career:

– He is highly personable and reliable, always available and there to help

– Dan was on my side during the entire hiring process: from the early discussions to the offer letter and even after

– He has such a good knowledge of the market and of his clients that he is relaxed and pleasant to work with.

Thank You Dan!  October 3, 2012 – Ludovic De PazDirector TopDown Consulting

“I recommend Dan because during the process of working with him, he listened, advised and helped me land a great job.” 

June 28, 2012 – Albert Ciborowski, Architect, Topdown Consulting

 “I had a recent opportunity to work with Dan, who identified an opportunity that fit my experience and career goals. Dan was very professional, continuously moving the process forward, provided timely and relevant feedback, and kept in constant communication. Dan is a valued member of my professional network and I would recommend anyone looking for a senior position in professional services to seek his assistance.”

March 28, 2012 – Thomas McGovern, Director PricewaterhouseCoopers 

Dan helped to place me in my current position as an IT application consultant. He is a great communicator and a consummate professional. He is an excellent interview coach and provides great guidance and preparation tips.”

 Lonnie Eiseman October 12, 2011

I cannot say enough good things about Dan. First, Dan was responsible for leading me to my current position at TopDown Consulting….a place I am very happy to be. Dan and I began talking many months before anything ever happened with TopDown. Throughout that time it was clear that Dan was getting to know me, my skills, my interest and my overall abilities. In doing this, he knew the right companies to put me in front of. Ultimately the best one (TopDown of course)…came through. I have Dan to thank for that. I would describe Dan as very hard working, reliable and diligent. But what I love is that he’s not just a “body count” recruiter. He truly wants to fit the right people with the right companies. And he wants both sides of that equation to win. I get calls almost every day from recruiters and all I can think is …”did you even read my resume?” But with Dan…it was so refreshing at how he truly dug in and got to know me. I would recommend Dan over and over again and again.”  March 4, 2011

Rhonda Abbott BrighamSr. Hyperion Consultant, TopDown Consulting

Dan is really a breath of fresh air in the risk management/information security industry. He truly understands the complexities of this market and knows how to attract (and validate) the best and brightest talent. Dan is responsive, keeps his promises and does extensive research before he engages. I wish more people in the industry would operate like Dan. It’s a pleasure to work with him and I’d recommend him for your most challenging vacancies.”

February 23, 2011 – Joseph “Joe” KrullDirector, Risk Assurance Security Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers